3 Alternative Natural Hair Lines to Shea Moisture

alternative natural hair lines to shea moisture

You’ve heard the news all over. Shea Moisture has sold out those of us with kinkier curl patterns. I’m not surprised really.

As most companies grow and try to capture every dollar on the planet, compromises take place. Someone is bound to get sold out. That’s the power of the almighty dollar. It’s sad really. Money is not evil. It’s people’s motives to get it that are. That’s a conversation for another post.

At any rate, regardless to if you have a problem with the ads that Shea Moisture ran or not, I’ve come to share three other natural hair lines that perform just as well (and better IMO) as Shea Moisture. They are also within the same price range if not cheaper in some cases.

The Mane Choice

the mane choice

It’s no surprise that this one is at the top of my list. They have become a formidable rival of Shea Moisture as of late. It’s also one of my staple hair care lines.

Hair products from the Mane Choice are just that bomb. I’ve used a number of products within the line, including the entire Tropical Moringa line and some of the products in the Ancient Egyptian line. These products are rich in beneficial hair ingredients and I’ve found that they work very well at strengthening and moisturizing my fine natural hair.

  • can be found at Sally’s, Target, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, ShopRite, Walgreen and online at www.themanechoice.com

Mielle Organics

mielle organics

Another one of my staple hair care lines, Mielle Organics offers a full line of hair care and styling products very similar to Shea Moisture. No, they don’t have a different type of product for everything under the sun like Shea Moisture but it’s a simplistic line offering every product you could need for a full natural hair regimen. For my fine hair, I’ve discovered that each product does what most naturals are looking for them to do…cleanse, moisturize, strengthen and set a style.

Camille Rose Naturals

camille rose naturals

This line has totally blown up in the natural hair community.  It’s by far one of my favorite natural hair lines, especially the products in the coconut water line. You typically get a lot of product for your money.

On the days that I use Camille Rose Naturals products, I create an entire regimen using the Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse, The Coconut Water Penetrating Conditioner, The Coconut Water Leave in Conditioner and Fresh Curl or CurlMaker.

I chose these three natural hair lines as alternatives to Shea Moisture because of how they have performed in my hair and their ingredients. The price points are similar, except for Camille Rose Naturals which can be more on the expensive side BUT if you go to a hair show like the World Natural Hair Show or Circle of Sisters, RACK UP. The price is as much as 50% off!

Some other alternatives to Shea Moisture that I’ve either used products from OR have heard other naturals rave about include:

  • Eden BodyWorks
  • TGIN
  • As I Am
  • Taliah Waajid
  • Kinky Curly Knot Today
  • Mixed Chicks
  • Alikay Naturals
  • Jane Carter
  • Curls
  • True by Made Beautiful

So, you see. You have choices. Shea Moisture isn’t the be all and end all of natural hair products. If you’re not salty with them for their tasteless add on “inclusion,” do you boo. I’m not mad at you. I just wanted to offer up some other choices. Peace!

A Prayer for Our Hair (and Shea Moisture):

Father God, please don’t allow us to get so “attached” to one product line that w neglect to try others or fear that our hair won’t like it. I pray for Shea Moisture that they would see the error of their ways and truly make amends to those they have offended. In Jesus Name. Amen


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  1. They’ve sold out more than just the kinky hair type customers. I don’t understand why companies do what they are doing. Their low porosity line was recommended by people of many curl types, or non-curl type. I was having so much trouble with my hair after moving to a new area (new water) and finally found out I have low porosity hair, and that’s why I was getting so much conditioner build up now that I have very soft water, which made what I had been using “too effective” for my hair. My strands literally never sink, and my hair is so shiny even when I clarified it and didn’t condition right away to see what would happen. Turns out multiple recommendations I ended up finding out no longer available and I ended up buying the red palm oil shampoo and conditioner because it’s protein free…. and boy did that feel awkward at the store being this Scandinavian heritage, green eyed, slightly wavy hair gal… But at least my hair brushes nicely now, no stickiness, but I’m still looking around and finishing off some old products that aren’t problematic too.

    1. it’s really sad because the sell out goes beyond the obvious. i don’t understand why they continue to change the ingredients on their products.there is one product that i like and have used and that’s the manuka honey deep conditioner. Other than that I don’t really mess with them. My hair loves protein but there are times when I just need deep conditioning without protein and that product does it

  2. Hey thanks for taking the time to recommend different products! I finally found a formula from shea that works for my fine hair, and then come to find out they discontinued it! So upsetting lol

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